What’s the hurry? Opposition parties want to know why the feds are in such a rush to move bills and cut off debate with majority.
But expert Ned Franks also says the feds should bring the bill in sooner rather than later. Otherwise, the Tories will be accused of gerrymandering seats.
The last time the Copyright Act underwent significant amendments was in 1997.
The legislation will add an expected 30 seats to the current 308 in the House.
NDP and Grits call feds’ use of closure twice in less than two weeks an ‘abuse of Parliamentary process.’
NDP says governing Conservatives playing to their base support on criminal justice reforms.
Meanwhile, the NDP say Tories are trying to reverse 40 years of criminal justice system with omnibus crime bill.
New Dems, Libs plan to challenge feds on job creation, crime bill while jockeying to expand political support.
Libs, NDP agree more seats are needed for Ontario, Alberta, and B.C., but urge government to respect Quebec’s distinct status within the House.
NDP says Tory MPs 'came on really strong to establish their primacy,' in the beginning but have since calmed down.
The government has to get the new seats law passed by Oct. 19, 2014 in order to be in place for election in Oct. 19, 2015. It's going to be tight.
Opposition members say reform efforts are destined for the Supreme Court, while former Mulroney adviser doubts there will be an elected Senate for generations.
Conservatives poised to reform Senate, but NDP says it's not capable of being reformed, it has to go.
Majority governing Conservatives to pass budget, omnibus crime bill and to scrap long-gun registry, per-vote political subsidies.
The Harper government will be showing significant progress in implementing its platform once the budget gets passed.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper promises no surprises. Some say he should frame policies in economic, not ideological terms.
Some 40 bills died on the Order Paper when the government was defeated.
CCA's Alain Pineau says Bill C-32's 'one-size-fits-all approach' a victory for the 'big players,' but not for the 'majority of Canadian artists.'
Tories say they've been working on the controversial copyright legislation since the first day they were elected five years ago and in good faith.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.